come and join this
training, support and
to champion equity,
diversity and inclusion
We are a network of over 60 organisations working together to improve the lives of families from diverse and marginalised communities, who are affected by genetic conditions so they have equal access to health services.
There is no such thing as hard to reach communities, only services and organisations that can be difficult for people from diverse communities to access.
Addressing health inequalities is at the centre of what we do: finding ways that health services can be shaped to become inclusive and accessible, and working with families to encourage and support them to access those services. The Breaking Down Barriers network of organisations, working at a grassroots level, is sharing good practice and exploring new ideas to help educate, empower, and provide an evidence base to promote equity of access to mainstream health services.
Tips for families and individuals on a range of topics, such as health and wellbeing, rights and benefits, education, activities and short films from families and professionals as they share their personal experiences and insights.
Informing the network on useful topics such as Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and ways to stay sustainable through funding.
At Breaking Down Barriers, we believe that patient organisations and support groups have an important role to play in addressing the challenge of developing appropriate genetic services for the UK’s multi-ethnic population.
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